Frostsnow

    Queen Elizabeth II's 92nd Birthday: A total of 123 Gun Salute to the Queen

    Updated On 22 Apr, 2018 Published On

    Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 92nd birthday on Saturday, April 21. She was honored with a total of 132 gun salute.

    The birthday celebration started at Buckingham Palace during the' changing of guards' where the Band of the Irish sang 'Happy Birthday' to the Queen. 

    According to the Royal Household website, gun salutes by the British Army took place at midday, with a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London.

    The Queen often celebrates her birthday twice, one in June and another on her actual birthday, April 21. This tradition dates back to King Goerge II in 1789. 

    Queen Elizabeth along with other royals attended a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall, held to mark Queen's birthday. Performers, such as Tom Jones, Sting, Kylie Minogue, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and other members of Elizabeth's Commonwealth Trust performed at the concert.

    At the event, Prince Harry wished his grandmother a happy birthday and also announced the official launch of her charity, The Queen's Commonwealth Trust. 

    This organisation, in your name, will provide a platform for those working to make a difference in their communities across 53 countries. Happy Birthday Your Majesty

    He said in his speech for Queen Elizabeth.